Cavity Detection Options
Cavity. It’s a word that sends a wave of fear down many people’s spines; however, it’s also a word that many people know all too well. Even with proper oral hygiene (consistent brushing and flossing as well as regular dental visits), cavities are still possible. While they are easily fixed, cavities go unaddressed too often, which leads to tooth decay, gum disease, and eventual tooth loss. When it comes to cavities, early detection is key. Dr. Fiss uses two different detection options to ensure that your smile remains healthy and beautiful.
Digital X-ray & Imaging
For years, X-rays and imaging have been the gold standard for identifying cavities. At his practice, Dr. Fiss uses the DEXIS™ Digital X-ray system for detecting and diagnosing dental cavities. This device allows patients to feel comfortable, and it offers a lower radiation level than many other X-ray machines. Additionally, patients can examine their digital X-rays alongside their dentists, creating a better understanding of the entire procedure.
Advanced Light Detection
One of the chief concerns of an X-ray machine is radiation. Many patients avoid dental check-ups and X-rays because of radiation. While it may sound like an excuse, this concern is reasonable and fair. Pregnant women and cancer patients should avoid radiation at all costs, and many other people are understandably fearful of unnecessary exposure to radiation. For years, there was no way around this dilemma; however, this fear is no longer necessary. Instead of radiation, the DEXIS CariVu™ system uses light illumination to detect cavities. The images provided by this system allow your dentist to see through the tooth, enhancing their ability to identify any dental problem. This system carries a higher detection rate than any other X-ray machine and ensures patient comfort, speed, and most importantly, that no radiation is used. Additionally, this system is safe for all patients, regardless of age, pregnancy, and health concerns. With the DEXIS CariVu™ system, early detection is possible, perhaps allowing for a more comfortable, less aggressive dental treatment down the line.
Erase the Fear
Few people claim dental visits as one of their favorite things. However, this can’t stop you from going to the dentist. Dental health is linked so closely to your overall health, and both of these need to be given equal focus and care. Regular visits and early cavity detection options are available, and they can greatly aid your oral health while improving the look of your radiant smile.